Unknown Kansas Location Queries


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Queries Apr. - May 2001

Arapahoe Co?, Berlin, KS location?, Brushville, Campbell, Coffman, Cross, Ellis, Eshom, Foster, Hanna(h), Jefferies, (2), Larkin, Lichty, McCartney, Murrow, Nauta, Parawan, Parker, Simmons, Sink, SMITH, Swander, Thompson, Toney, Where was Burlingham KS circa 1868?, White

Topic: Senator Jefferies
From: Glenn Dunavan gdunavan@westriv.com
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2001 11:59 AM

Looking for information on a Senator Jefferies in Eastern Kansas in the 1970's

Topic: SMITH, George
From: Marilyn Haslinger mhaslinger@netroute.net
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2001 09:01 AM

George Smith/Kansas- listed as brother in obit of gf Albert Edward Smith 1860-1930-Shoemaker by trade- Brantford, Burford (area)Ontario Canada. also listed brother, Wesley, OxBow Manitoba, sister Kate Risk, Chicago. Parents of Albert - Thomas & Mary - Albert married Dec 25 1889 in Hamilton to Margaret Ethelinda Feast-both deaf persons children -Raymond(Ray), Percy, Gord, Francis Wesley(Frank -my father) I realize Kansas is a big state but I would appreciate any info possible.

Topic: Parawan
From: Peter Carrell pcar@ipa.net
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 04:09 PM

Searching Nowlin. Ellen Nowlin, Dau. of Burwell b. Gallia Co., OH, d. 1876 in Parawan. Where was Parawan? Looking also for Burwell said to have d. KS in 1872. Looking for Burwell's wife Elizabeth. Did she move to KS also?

Thanks for any clues.


Topic: Looking for Hanna(h)
From: Angelica Freeman countessofbe@aol.com
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2001 06:33 PM

I am trying to find a Mabel McCoy, born in West Virginia around 1902 to Elam Ashby McCoy and Alice May (Talbott) McCoy. Mabel supposedly married into the Hanna(h) family somewhere in Kansas.

Also, I am trying to find out when Elam Ashby McCoy died, which I'm told was in Kansas around 1918/19. His body was returned to Barbour County, West Virginia, where he was buried with his parents and other family members.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

Angelica Freeman

Topic: Where was Burlingham KS circa 1868?
From: Robert Winn robert@winnfamily.org
Date: Monday, June 18, 2001 02:49 PM

Great great grand-father marr. 13 Aug 1868 in Burlingham, KS. Anyone know where Burlingham may have been? robert@winnfamily.org

From: Kenneth Thomas kgthomas5@earthlink.net
Date: Monday, June 18, 2001 04:42 PM

Same place it has been since 1854, Osage County, Burlington Township. See this link... http://skyways.lib.ks.us/towns/Burlingame/index.html

Happy Hunting! -Kenny Thomas

Topic: fosters(art,joe,darlene,dorothy)
From: Randy Foster randy_a_foster@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2001 09:06 AM

I am looking for info on my fathers aunt and uncles but do not know which city or county to look for. contact randy_a_foster@hotmail.com thanks, randy foster

Topic: Seeking Information on Lillian McCartney
From: Marlene Hughes mhughes@volcano.net
Date: Monday, June 11, 2001 10:27 PM

Seeking any and all information on my grand- mother Lillian McCartney, born in Kansas in 1870. She married a John Lewis and moved to Cambridge, Illinois. She also had a brother by the name of James. Any other information is not known. Any help would be appreciated.

Topic: Minnie Simmons
From: Pamela Poland mpoland@oregontrail.net
Date: Monday, May 21, 2001 11:49 AM

I am seeking info on my great grandmother Minnie Simmons. All I know is that she was born 7 Jan 1872 somewhere in Kansas and that her parents were both born in Germany. They moved to Lawrence Co Missouri before 1891 where she met my great grandfather Frank Herman Elbert. The only clues I have on her parents are a Rosalee Simmons (1829-1904) is buried next to Minnie & Frank's daughter in St Mary's Cemetery in Pierce City Missouri. And there is a William Simmons (1829-1881) buried in St Patrick's Cemetery also in Pierce City. Don't know if they were married or how they relate to Minnie.

Topic: Parker Family
From: Doris Forsyth dfforsyth@home.com
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2001 10:14 PM

Since I do not know which Kansas County is the birth place of Inez B. Parker, this is on the unknown county location.

In the Colorado census of 1920, Inez B. Parker gave her birth place as Kansas in 1900. She was married in Bent County, Colorado, on September 23, 1917, and gave her age as 17, so that would mean her 17th birthday had already occurred.

If anyone has the 1900 or 1910 census index for the State of Kansas, I would appreciate a check to see if this woman, or her family, is shown in either of these census records.

Doris Forsyth

Topic: Ellis, Larkin
From: Jamie Schenkel jamiess10@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2001 01:20 PM

Does anyone have information pertaining to John Roy Ellis(b1881, d1954) and Elizabeth "Beth" Larkin(b~1893, d1924), who were married in 1914, somewhere in Kansas? His parents were John Green Ellis and Nancy. I believe Elizabeth is buried somewhere in Kansas as well, and that she attended a teachers college, graduating in 1913. Thank you!

Topic: Eshom Family
From: Kathy Vignes kvignes@home.com
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2001 10:47 AM

I am looking for any information on my family the Eshoms. I am a direct descendent of Leonard C.M. Eshom and would like any information anyone has. Thank You.

From: Terrianne Stjern rosered@excite.com
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 12:06 PM

My ggrandparents John Henry THOMPSON (b. July 1884)and Addie Mae LICHTY (b. February 11, 1889) were both born somewhere in Kansas as were all six of their children (Richard, Chester, Avon, June, Helen, and Rosalee) but I do not know where. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I may be able to narrow the county down so that I can obtain their birth certificates?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Terrianne (Thompson) Stjern

Topic: Stephen Smith White 1894-1970
From: Steve Krahn millcity@isd.net
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2001 10:44 PM

All we know of my great uncle is he was from Kansas. He married Hulda Youngberg of Kandiyohi County Minnesota after his return from WWI.

Thanks in advance
Steve Krahn

Topic: Cross Coffman and Campbell
From: Carolyn Westberry nanasstuff@aol.com
Date: Friday, May 11, 2001 11:22 PM

Timothy Cross was b in Maryland ca 1838 and mid 1860's he m Elizabeth Bradfield in Greene Co Pa. The family moved to Washington County OH where they are seen in 1870. Their children were Thomas William, Lucinda Ella/Ellen, James R and Minnie. The birth of Minnie is recorded in Washington Co for 1871 and the family is lost after that date. From family records we know that Minnie had a daughter named Ella Campbell. We have found the death record for Lucinda Ella Cross in 1942 and Thomas William Cross in 1957 in Los Angeles CA and as well have found an Ella Campbell whose father was a Coffman and whose mother was a Cross. This Ella died in Madera Co CA 7 Dec 1947. Her death record states that she was born in Kansas 31 March 1892.
Did Timothy and Elizabeth (Bradfield) Cross move to Kansas from Washington Co OH?
Did Timothy and Elizabeth's daughter marry a Mr. Coffman in Kansas where they had daughter Ella?
Are ? and Minnie (Cross) Coffman buried in Kansas?
Any clues or leads on this family would be very much appreciated.


Topic: Jefferies family
From: Glenn Dunavan gdunavan@westriv.com
Date: Monday, May 07, 2001 11:15 AM

Looking for a Jefferies family in Eastern Kansas. Politician Jefferies, possibly Senator or representative in the early to middle 1970's, son in either KU or KSU in 1973/74. Any information on given names, area etc would be helpful.

Topic: William E. Murrow
From: Kimberly Sanders mst3k1@att.net
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 11:13 AM

I am looking for any info about William E. Murrow. He was born in Kansas in 1887. That's all I know.

Kimberly Sanders
The Woodlands, TX

Topic: Toney family
From: Kelly Sellers kellyms@wnm.net
Date: Monday, April 23, 2001 05:06 PM

I am trying to find the location of a Toney family. My great grandfather was born in Kansas in 1871. I don't know what area though. Can someone please help me. I have tried so many ways to find them, and I haven't had any luck. Please help

Topic: Berlin, KS location?
From: Rita Boyd foxyinslc@aol.com
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2001 07:50 AM

From: Ardie Grimes agrimes@inetnebr.com
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2001 04:25 PM

There was a Berlin postoffice in Riley County from 1872-1876 and one in Bourbon County from 1879 to 1903. Happy hunting, Ardie

Topic: Giles D. Sink
From: Rose Johns torosebud@earthlink.net
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 01:56 PM

Giles D. Sink was born 1853 in Berrien Co., Michigan. In 1885 his grandfather's estate was settled and it stated he was living in Kansas.

I have no further information on him and would like to know if he married, had children, and what happened to him.

Family names that may have shown up in his children are Joel, John, David, Daniel, and Frances.

Topic: Arapahoe Co
From: Liz Colestock lizcolestock@home.com
Date: Friday, April 06, 2001 10:47 PM

On the census index for Arapahoe Co., 1860, South Park, I found H.P. Colestock, South Park, page 129, J. Colestock, South Park, page 018, William Colestock, South Park, Page 109. I'm not sure which county to look in as Arapahoe is defunct. Also, does anybody know of look-up help for this census?
Thank you for any help,
Bremerton WA From: Carolyn Ward tcward@columbus-ks.com

Note: To discover what happened to the counties, check out the "Development of Kansas Counties 1855-1903 http://www.ksgenweb.com/archives/county/index.html

Topic: Help find NAUTA birthplace
From: Joan Carlson carlsonjm@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, April 06, 2001 02:41 PM

Could someone please help me find the birthplace and date of my Kansas-born Nauta ancestors? They are:

Jessie, mid 1880s
Rose, ~1887
Bart, ~1888
twins Jean ("Rena") and Tom, ~1890

The family moved around a lot, so I haven't been able to track them down. Thanks so much.

Topic: What county is Brushville Located in 1858
From: Terry Mendenhall tsmoker@prodigy.net
Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 02:37 AM

In 1858 Calvin C JAMES became the first Postmaster in Brushville. I would like to know what county Brushville is located in so maybe I can find out more about my ggg-grandpaw. He also built three log cabins on his place on Spring River. And one of the cabins was used as a school in 1859.

Any help find find out the death date would be of great help THANKS


From: Ardie Grimes agrimes@inetnebr.com
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2001 04:34 PM

Brushville post office was established first in McGee County, then it was in Cherokee county, which was established 18 Feb 1860 - I *assume* when the county boundaries changed. Dates were 08 Dec 1858 to 17 Dec 1860; 16 Jan 1861 to 23 Sep 1862; and 09 Jul 1866 to 17 June 1867. I don't know why there are 3 sets of dates - maybe the location changed slightly? info from Kansas Post Offices by Robert W. Baughman

Topic: Swander
From: Sandy Harmon iseinc@ezworks.net
Date: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 10:45 AM

I am searching for the parents of Ira Ammon Swander born ab. 1885. He married Ella Knisley ab. 1896 in Sandusky Co. Oh. However I don't believe that either are from Ohio. I believe that Ira's fathers name was David Swander. If any one has ANY info regarding these people please contact me thank you.

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